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Runway Approach Area Holding Position Sign

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

On a recent flight from Fresno (KFAT) I noticed this marking on the taxiway. So I looked it up in the AIM 2-3-8. 2. Runway Approach Area Holding Position Sign. At some airports, it is necessary to hold an aircraft on a taxiway located in the approach or departure area for a runway so that […]

I figured out why you were high.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

I was invited to go along an a flight and when I got to the airport I found out that we were going to Monterey (KMRY). I had been there 20 years ago for a stop and taxi-back with another pilot but I didn’t remember anything about the airport. As we approached the airport the […]

Wind Tee

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

I’ve read about these, but never saw one until we went to Auburn, KAUN, to pick up an airplane. Here’s a view from the back. Notice the whit blocks on the ground at 20° intervals that help you judge the wind direction.

Objectionable Airports

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

I ran across an airport listed on the chart as OBJECTIONABLE and wondered what it was. The FAQs at AeroNav explain it. What does “OBJECTIONABLE” stand for on VFR Charts? The type “OBJECTIONABLE” associated with an airport symbol indicates that an objectionable airspace determination has been made for the airport per FAA Order JO 7400.2 […]

Runway Markings and Lighting

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Airport Signs, Markings And Procedures Your Guide To Avoiding Runway Incursions (2007) Airport Markings And Signs – Aviation Facts FAA Runway Status Lights Video Heads Up, Hold Short, Fly Right! A Guide to Runway Safety (2009) Ground School: Taxiway Markings and Airport Signage | Pre-solo

Traffic Pattern Altitude

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A recent AskTheCFI post had a student pilot asking about the TPA at a field (I66) when it’s not listed in the A/FD Chart Supplement. The answers weren’t particularly informative so I thought I’d write a short post. If you look in the A/FD Chart Supplement for TPA’s you’ll see that the traffic pattern altitudes […]

Flight Tracking

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I use Flight Aware to track flights. It tracks airline flights as well as any flight with an IFR flight plan. (I don’t think it tracks VFR flight plans, but I could be wrong.) Another site that I recently found is Flight Stats. It seems to track just airline flights. The FAA has a site […]


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